We’ve been here two weeks now.
Well the girls and I have, anyway. Poor hubster has been mostly stuck in Sydney, tying up loose ends and getting rid of all the stuff we don’t want with us down the coast.
So far it has been as idyllic as I hoped it would be.
The girls are happier. I am bathed in a glorious sensation of space. My cat looks about 5 years younger and is clearly more happy and vital than he has been in a very long time.
So many new smells to sniff and spaces (generally full of cobwebs!) to explore and neighbourhood cats to chase off his lawn!
I am loving having my in-laws next door. Even if we don’t hang out, I know they’re right there, willing and able to share a cuppa or watch TV with the kids or help with a problem at a moment’s notice.
I’ve had a few pangs of missing Sydney – the cafes here are a bit shit and there’s no nightlife to speak of – but I’m still so glad we took this plunge.
Of course school starts up again tomorrow, and I have the daunting task of making new friends from scratch ahead of me (which is a lot like dating, only without the loud music and booze).
And then there’s all these bastards to deal with:
More. Bloody. BOXES!!
I’m going to end up buried in these things one day. I just know it.
Anyway, lots of blogging fodder ahead – and hopefully a lot more headspace to do it more regularly again.
To finish on a high note: I completed the central panel of the filet lace table-topper I’ve been working on for 6 years now. Ta-da!
It’s so pretty!
Only seven rounds of border to go now. Easy peasy.
No more boxes.
They’ve all been emptied, and sorted through, and culled, and reorganised to take all the stuff that is actually important to me to our new place down the coast.
The truck is arriving in one week, but the girls, the cat, and I will head down a couple of days earlier (so all the little ones don’t get caught up underfoot during the loading).
In the sage words of Pinkie Pie:
I AM SO NERVOUSCITED!!!
But right now, I’m super proud. I’ve drastically reduced the amount of unnecessary clutter we’re taking with us to our new life. New, coastal Meg will be more serene and relaxed, surrounded only by things that will bring her joy.
Eventually, anyway. I’m sure there will be at least one more pass at culling once we’re set up!
Doesn’t diminish this milestone though. ❤️